American & German Renewables Disasters Drive Demand for Ever-Reliable Nuclear Power

The total collapse in wind and solar output during the big freezes that first struck Germany and then America provides a wake-up call for any policymaker still promoting that dangerously unreliable pair. Indeed, any politician or policy wonk still pushing wind and solar as meaningful power sources is likely to be welcomed to a facility […]

Pump It Up: Wind ‘Powered’ Britain Draining Europe’s Coal-Fired Plants via French Interconnector

Britain’s energy supply is in perfect chaos, the natural result of its increased reliance on totally unreliable wind power. Ostensibly, the UK has the benefit of its ‘superio’ offshore wind ‘resource’, providing what’s pitched as practically free electricity, caressed lovingly from mother nature. Behind-the-scenes, however, the story of what’s keeping the lights on in Britain […]

Banquet of Consequences: Time to Force Wind & Solar Worshippers to Rely Exclusively on Sunshine & Breezes

Anyone railing against nuclear, coal or gas-fired power hasn’t been forced to rely exclusively on hopelessly unreliable wind and solar. The anti-fossil fuel crowd are, of course, hypocritical and the anti-CO2/anti-nuclear mob are the most hypocritical of all. For those claiming they’re quite happy to do without coal and gas, wait till one of their […]

Wrecking Ball: Australia’s Fixation With Subsidised Renewables Guarantees Economic Disaster

If the object was wrecking every last manufacturing, mineral processing and mining job, then Australia’s renewable energy policy has delivered on time and under budget. Starting in 2001 with John Howard’s Renewable Energy Target (massively expanded by Kevin Rudd in 2009), the subsidies being squandered on intermittent wind and solar are now in the order […]

Where Never Reliable Wind & Solar Perpetually Fail, Ever Reliable Nuclear Power Just Works

Renewable energy rent seekers hate nuclear power for the same reasons we promote it: it works 24 x 365, whatever the weather and delivers power that people can afford. Anyone claiming that carbon dioxide gas is destroying the planet and not promoting nuclear power simply can’t be taken seriously. Neither can anyone still suggesting that […]

Hidden Cost of Solar: Sunset Delivers Power Price Surge As Governments Dictate Household Power Use

Hereafter, the lights will go on during the day and off after sunset. In the ‘even the Soviets couldn’t have dreamt this up’ category sits a plan to force households to use power when they simply do not need it. Backed by the Federal government’s Small Scale Renewable Energy Scheme – which delivers taxpayer funded […]

Nuclear Power: The Long-Term Solution to Australia’s Self-Inflicted Renewable Energy Calamity

  Thanks to an obsession with intermittent wind and solar, Australians face another summer of planned power rationing (aka ‘load shedding’) and the unplanned kind (aka ‘mass blackouts’). Cue the first long, hot spell in January, when power demand spikes as ACs get cranked into action to cool homes and businesses and refrigerated systems have […]

Reason Removed: Remaining Opposition to Nuclear Power Product of Fake News Fear Mongers

There are plenty of examples of the mass media using hyperbole to whip up hysteria, but the unjustified fear of nuclear radiation is a stand out. Sure, we’ve been cajoled and berated into a fear-filled frenzy about a Chinese virus. But that’s likely to pass as quickly as humans develop their natural immunity to any […]

Want Safe, Reliable & Affordable Electricity? Then Start Thinking Nuclear, Right Now

The French get 70-80% of their power from nuclear plants and haven’t suffered so much as a scratch since they started in 1962. By contrast, the wind industry (which really only got off the ground in the late 1990s and still generates a trifling amount of electricity) has clocked up around 200 fatalities, (eg, see above) […]

Reliable Energy Extortion Racket: French Threaten to Leave Britain Powerless Over Fishing Squabble

  So-called ‘interconnectors’ are what allows wind and solar obsessed states and countries to leech off their neighbour’s reliable power supplies. Australia’s wind and solar capital, South Australia does it, by quietly siphoning off coal-fired power from Victoria and New South Wales, whenever the sun sets and/or calm weather sets in. Wind power obsessed Britain, […]